The skies in San Miguel have looked like this since Wednesday! It wasn't til today that I decided to look at www.wunderground.com/tropical and saw that there is a hurricane ninety miles from Manzanillo! No wonder we've been getting so much rain.
Yesterday we had almost an inch which is a lot for here - not so much for places like Houston. In Houston it's not unusual to have four or five inches in a rainstorm.
But, back to San Miguel. I looked at the weather station statistics here and we've had over 5 inches this year. Woo hoo. Of course we need about 21 more inches before the rainy season ends. That is the end of September. Hopefully we'll make it.
While looking at the satellite photos on Wunderground, I noticed that there is a tropical depression in the Gulf as well. The hurricane on the Pacific is pulling some of that precipitation toward us while giving us rain from Erick.
When storms happen on the Pacific side we get much more rain. We're, as they say, on the "dirty side" of the storm. The East side. This part of Mexico and a lot of it south of here is covered with rain.
It has definitely given us cooler temps. Yesterday it didn't get any higher then 66F. Good grief, that is fall weather.
I also noticed on the satellite that there is another "event" almost parallel with Erick. VERY interesting.
My fascination of hurricanes comes from having lived a block from the water or on the water south of Houston for over twenty years. They definitely impact your life if you happen to be in their path.
I'm so relieved NOT to live in the path of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or floods anymore.
Life is good.